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Travis I. Dafoe

About me

I have spent most of my life in or around Frankenmuth, MIchigan. Although I was away for about 10 years attending college. I also was a high school teacher before becoming a lawyer. I enjoy baseball and history. 


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    6 years
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    6 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    6 years
  5. Elder Law: 10%
    2 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Dafoe Law, PLLC

160 S. Main Street Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI, 48734


MIActive And In Good Standing200911/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDafoe Law, PLLC2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorDelta College2010 - 2013
AttorneyGafkay & Dafoe, PLC2010 - 2015
AttorneyMalhburg, Brandt, Gilbert, Thompson, & Wimsatt2009 - 2010
TeacherRiver Valley School District2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Frankenmuth Rotarymember2013 - Present
Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals NetworkSteering Committee2010 - 2011
Frankenmuth JayceesLegal Counsel2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Saginaw County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chlystek v. DonovanSettled
Garlitz v. Alpena Reg'l Medical Ctr., 834 F. SUPP. 2D 668 (E.D. MICH. 2011)Settled
Henschel v Clare County Road Commission, ___ F.3d _____ (6th Cir. 2013)Reverse and Remand
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Western Michigan UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Landlord Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and SettlementsLandlord Tenant Law: Lease2014
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2014
Demystifying Estate PlanningEstate Planning2014
Saginaw County Bar Association Ask a LawyerAsk a Lawyer2013
Landlord-Tenant Law Surviving a Difficult EconomyLeases2013
Utility Workers Union ConferenceFamily Medical Leave Act2012